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We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.

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Services

Discover our wide range of worship options, from traditional sanctuary services to Shabbat yoga and outdoor celebrations.

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Our inclusive family welcomes you to join us as we come together for celebrations and comfort.

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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

ThursdayThu, 2 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Cancelled: Updates from Israel: Latest Developments in Cancer Research, Revitalizing the Land and Robotics

Thursday, Apr 2nd 7:00p to 8:30p**This event has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution.** Enjoy learning about these latest developments while sampling delicious Israeli wines and kosher cheeses. Our guest speakers are: Dr. Mark Israel, National Executive Director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Dar Nadler of the Jewish National Fund Haim Dribin and his Roboner students from the Misgav Regional High School

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FridayFri, 3 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Postponed: Direct from NY: a Spirited B’nai Jeshurun-style Shabbat Service

Friday, Apr 3rd 7:00p to 9:00p**This special service is being postponed out of an abundance of caution. We look forward to rescheduling this event when guidance from health officials suggests it is wise to do so. Come to an evening of singing, with guitar, clarinet, and accordion. This Erev Shabbat Service with virtuoso instrumental accompaniment will be in the style of the B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Manhattan. Music that hopefully brings us closer to God, to each another, and to our spiritual yearnings.

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WednesdayWed, 22 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Chai Society Presents: A Musical Treasure Trove

Wednesday, Apr 22nd 12:00p to 3:00pJoin Chai Society for a delightful luncheon and musical performance! With performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and worldwide, acclaimed classical violinist Katie Lansdale will delight us with a spirited and beautiful violin performance. She's joined by pianist Tamila Azadaliyeva, who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Spain, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. She has been guest soloist with several orchestras including the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. This luncheon & program will feature the premiere of a new work for violin, voice and piano by Cantor Joseph Ness! The combination of extraordinary musicians and the Cantor's skill and creativity is something not to be missed! Cost: $10 for the program, which includes luncheon and concert RSVP: by 4/17 to either Sue Wachtel (860-658-2116 or suewachtel@yahoo.com) or Allan Geetter (860-651-8022 or allan.geetter@gmail.com).

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SundaySun, 17 MayMay, 2020

 
 
BEMA's Music University: Operas of the Jewish Experience

Sunday, May 17th 1:00p to 2:30pThis lively discussion will focus on the contribution that Jewish culture, composition and performance has made to classic opera. The program will provide a panoramic view with operas and classic vocal works that span nearly three centuries and explore the old testament subjects used by Handel and Rossini showing Jews as heroes and leaders. The conversation will also touch on the contribution that Jewish opera composers such as Meyerbeer and Offenbach have made to the repertoire.We’ll discuss the careers of three great Jewish opera singers, Jan Peerce, Richard Tucker and Robert Merrill and listen to works from the Jewish liturgy that Richard Tucker recorded. Finally, we’ll recount the use of opera to reflect the search for a Jewish homeland as represented in Verdi’s opera, Nabucco.

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FridayFri, 3 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Postponed: Direct from NY: a Spirited B’nai Jeshurun-style Shabbat Service

Friday, Apr 3rd 7:00p to 9:00p**This special service is being postponed out of an abundance of caution. We look forward to rescheduling this event when guidance from health officials suggests it is wise to do so. Come to an evening of singing, with guitar, clarinet, and accordion. This Erev Shabbat Service with virtuoso instrumental accompaniment will be in the style of the B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Manhattan. Music that hopefully brings us closer to God, to each another, and to our spiritual yearnings.

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SaturdaySat, 25 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Apr 25th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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SaturdaySat, 30 MayMay, 2020

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, May 30th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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FridayFri, 24 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Apr 24th 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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SaturdaySat, 25 AprApril, 2020

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Apr 25th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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FridayFri, 15 MayMay, 2020

 
 
Shababa

Friday, May 15th 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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SaturdaySat, 30 MayMay, 2020

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, May 30th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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